American Neutrality

In both World War I and World War II the United States had moments of neutrality before they joined the war and for each war there was a major cause to bring the United States into the war. "MERICANS LIKE TO think of World War II as "The Good War": an unambiguous and unifying conflict that pitted the nation against the forces of evil. Although this narrative rings true, it masks the fact that in the two years prior to the U.S. entry into the war the American people and their political leaders were divided over the role that the Republic should play in the European crisis. "(Faulkner) Although the entire nation was split up over whether we should or shouldn 't enter WWII, there are many convincing reasons to why the US should enter WWII, but …show more content…
Roosevelt had declared American neutrality. He did this to protect the country from joining the war and being in combat, yet he was still in support of Great Britain. All though all of America was horrified in the actions of the Germans in WWII they still favored neutrality over going into war. Although Roosevelt knew Congress would not declare war he at least found a way around it to supple aid to the foes of the German 's. He created a bill that would allow him to sell weapons to those nations on a "cash and carry ' basis. "President FDR declared American Neutrality when WWII erupted in September 1939." (Campbell) With FDR believing that we should not enter the war, many people at this time agreed very much with him, since The Great Depression was in progress and World War I had only just recently ended. But there were still people who didn’t agree with him at all. "In late September 1939, he asked Congress to revise the Neutrality Act to allow the sale of weapons to nations at war on a "cash and carry" basis." (Campbell) Even though at fist FDR was very much towards being neutral he still wanted to support Europe in their efforts to end the war. By doing so he wanted to create some laws that would give the United States the ability to support Europe without getting involved right into the war, but still roped the United States somewhat into the war. "Most Americans detested the Nazi dictatorship, yet they favored …show more content…
There were too many underlying facts that would force the United States into joining the war. No matter what we did in World War I or World War II the U.S. made efforts towards staying out but did other things that would pull us in. With the United States helping Europe in a time of war, without just sending them supplies like we did in World War I over ships, we enacted laws to give us ways to help them. With the Nazi’s, and with the other countries possibly knowing this also, the U.S. realistically threw itself into the war. In both wars with the United States helping the other countries in a time of war led to consequences we could not have seen. The major one is the bombing of Pearl Harbor which pulled the United States right into the

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